NEW HAVEN, Conn. – For the fourth straight year and the seventh time in school history, the Philadelphia University Gallagher Center will be the home of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Women's Alfred R. Restaino, Sr. Cup as the Philadelphia women won the Restaino Cup on Thursday. The men came in fourth place for the second consecutive year.
Philadelphia's eight CACC women's sports averaged 11.4375 points to narrowly retain the Restaino Cup, edging out Caldwell who averaged 11.3750 points. For the first time since the 2013-14 season, all of the women's programs qualified for the conference's postseason.
Women's volleyball and women's cross country both brought home the maximum 14 points by winning the conference in their respective sport. Softball and women's lacrosse finished as CACC Tournament runners-up to contribute double-digit points to the University. Women's lacrosse, who was fourth during the regular season, scored 12.25 points, and softball, who came in a tie for seventh in the regular season, posted 10.75 points.
Women's track had 11 points after a fourth-place finish at the conference championship while women's soccer and women's tennis both contributed 10 points. Women's basketball had 9.5 points.
On the men's side, the Rams put all seven of their teams into the postseason for the second consecutive season to end the year with an average of 9.5714 points. Wilmington claimed the men's Restaino Cup by averaging 12.55 points.
Men's basketball led the way for the Rams with 12.75 points after winning the southern division and making a run to the CACC Tournament semifinal. Men's tennis' trip to the conference semifinal helped them add 11.25 points, while men's cross country earned 11 points for a fourth-place finish in the CACC Championship.
The men got 9 more points from baseball and 8 each from men's soccer and men's track. Men's golf scored 7 points.
The Restaino Cup is awarded annually to the institution that performs at the highest level in all CACC-sponsored sports on men and women's side. The point system used for the award takes into account each athletic program's finish in both the 2016-17 CACC regular season contests and conference tournaments. Each institution receives a combined point total and the sum is then divided by the number of sports the institution sponsors.
|Final 2016-17 CACC Restaino Cup Standings
|1. Philadelphia U.||11.4375||1. Wilmington (Del.)||12.5500|
|2. Caldwell||11.3750||2. Georgian Court||10.8125|
|3. Georgian Court||10.7143||3. Bloomfield||10.4167|
|4. Wilmington (Del.)||9.2143||4. Philadelphia U.||9.5714|
|5. Bloomfield||9.0833||5. Dominican (N.Y.)||9.5417|
|6. USciences||9.0500||6. Caldwell||9.0000|
|7. Dominican (N.Y.)||8.9643||7. Chestnut Hill||8.9643|
|8. Holy Family||8.8438||8. Post||8.8929|
|9. Goldey-Beacom||8.7917||9. Nyack||8.6250|
|10. Chestnut Hill||7.6563||10. Goldey-Beacom||7.6000|
|11. Post||7.5625||11. Felician||7.6000|
|12. Nyack||7.2143||12. Concordia (N.Y.)||7.4500|
|13. Felician||6.1429||13. USciences||6.8000|
|14. Concordia (N.Y.)||4.7500||14. Holy Family||5.9375|